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warranted. however, u.s. industrial and consumer products going to panama face an average duty of 7%. and u.s. agricultural exports face an average tariff of 15%. implementing this agreement will level the playing field for u.s. exporters by drastically reducing or ending panama's tariff on u.s. goods. most u.s. consumer and industrial products will immediately become duty-free as will half of u.s. farm exports. any remaining tariffs will decrease quickly thereafter. opening panama's market will be a boone for u.s. companies, workers and farmers. the panamanian economy is rapidly growing and is expected to more than double by 2020. panama is already one of the largest markets for some u.s. exporters and service firms. the importance of panama will only grow for these firms and others as we gain greater access to this expanding economy. this is also true for our farmers. whose exports to panama are expected to significantly increase under the agreement. not only will american farmers benefit from lower tariffs into panama, they will also benefit from the removal of nontariff and regu
in the southeast sector. as far as i define priorities for the arts commission to work with us, there is conversations happening about an oral history project as well as some other projects with a view opera house and others. president vietor: great, glad to hear that. i hope that can continue, because there was a lot of interest in this project. do we have comments or questions from the commissioners on this item? >> ok, thank you. president vietor: we have a resolution before us, i believe. is there a motion? would anyone like to introduce a motion to get this on the table? >> so moved. >> second. president vietor: thank you. now we will take public comment on this item. >> good afternoon. david. i raised concerns about this at the meeting at southeast. i am pleased that there was discussion there and your discussion just now and the staff work that juliet referenced. i think the item before you today is fully vetted and appropriator i am very supportive. i would note from my experience that it is unusual for an entity like the commission, for the puc, to take on an art more
>> i should not be on stage. when you should be seeing -- i am used to the stage but not. that is who should be on stage. i am an animator. i am with picks are animation studios. in some ways, i felt comfortable being on stayed behind my computer. it is weird for me to be on the microphone. i have a lot of work to do but i am here to explain that, i'll come to that later. i wanted knowledge some of our special guests this morning. first off, i have some flashcards. how wanted acknowledged and the asian art museum director jay tsu. when i think of jay hsu, i think, aka dr. j. he is master of the universe. also, i never thought had -- would have the opportunity to introduce the mayor of san francisco, mayor ed lee. i just a to introduce the mayor. that is awesome. we also have a bunch of other special guests today. i would also like to introduce david chiu, president of the board of supervisors. thank you for coming. the mayor does not come along. he has a policy. supervisor carmen chu is also with us. we are also lucky enough to have supervisor mark farrell as well. maybe
any city employee would be eligible to use the system. and we are actually working to expand the definition even more to allow public works -- there are a variety of functions that the city performs that i would consider public safety functions. we are just trying to expand the definition as broadly as possible. on the question of devices -- absolutely. both the arra and the fcc are setting specific standards and requirements for these networks. we are negotiating to make sure we have clear language in our agreement with motorola. motorola has to ensure that any device that is certified is compliant by the fcc or the national standards agency in washington will operate to it's full functionality on the network. we believe that is a key component, to develop a key market for devices and hopefully drive down the price of those devices. do you have my contact information? i love to talk about this. if you have any questions that you would like to follow up, please do so anytime. then he gets very excited about this. thank you. -- >> he gets very excited about this. thank you. we
inspiring words, doctor. today, we have to use our imagination. this is a large space that we will have within the next 18 months a beautiful state of the art library. if you can imagine hundreds of youngsters walking through the door here on third avenue, going into a wonderful spacious children's room, full of materials to inspire and have their creative juices flowing. then we will have another wonderful space on this side for teenagers, for them to be in a save in welcoming environment, for them to be created to develop their minds. what better place than a neighborhood library? behind me, a wonderful courtyard to enjoy days like today in the bayview. where you are seated in front of me, we will have an amazing collection of books, materials. this will be 25% bigger than the library that was already here. state-of-the-art with computers, wi-fi, providing access to our young people's. a wonderful community programs, lectures, to really represent the spirit of bayview. how about that for your new library? let me also say this community has been one of the models for community engagem
announced he wanted to plead guilty to 8 count against him, attempted murder i and attempted use of a weapon of mass instruction. the terrorist told the judge he understood what he was doing by pleading guilty. admitted he try to blow up a bomb in his pants on a jetliner from amsterdam to detroit. the judge asked him a series of questions to determine his competency. she began to list the crimes he was accused of one by one. conspiracy to commit terrorism. attempted measurer on an aircraft. attempted placement of a destruction of device. the 25 year old man listened and agreed to everything. including decades in prison, the counts carry. umar farouk abdulmutallab is the educated son of a wealthy nigerian business man. in a statement that he read in court, in clear well spoken english. he described what he did and why. he said he had an agreement with at least one person to carry out the attack. that his attempted bombing was to fulfill a religious obligation to participate in jihad, and retaliate against the u.s., for its relationship with israel, and for the killings of his muslim brothers
was trying to help low- income immigrants adjust to life in the u.s. new life after amnesty, a lot of people were not able to immigrate because of a lack of money. still to this point, i see a lot of immigrants who want to get their work permits. i ask them how long they have been here. sometimes they have been here since the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. a lot of them are elderly who are ready to retire. i had 165-year-old man who is alone, no family -- a 65-year- old man who is alone, no family here, but he does not have any papers to get that social security that he has contributed to for 30 years. he will be homeless after working for many years. i faced this situation with my clients a lot. i help low income people. sometimes it is very difficult. sometimes i think about how small the world is a and i see how immigration laws are changing. immigration rates started about 40 years ago and i started to see my client to come to me. my husband has been here 10 years and all of a sudden, his employer is asking for a work permit. we have two children. we just bought a home. what are we going to do?
to the iranian government. the u.s. says it stopped a huge international conspiracy. but does the story all add up? >>> risky business. more surprising news about prostaoste ccer. this time it's another popular vitamin supplement that may be doing more harm than good. >>> and the interrogation of michael jackson's doctor. today jurors heard conrad murray's emotional description of what he told jackson's children on the day he died. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. he remains one of the biggest names in republican politics. we just watched new jersey governor chris christie carry out a personal yet public deliberation over running for president himself. he said no. but today he made a rare and early endorsement for mitt romney for the gop nomination. some republicans, as you know, have shown buyers remorse at the thought of a romney nomination. there's still a big gop market out there for a more conservative candidate. and the ranks are still shifting tonight, but as you're about to see in our exclusive interview with christie and romney
off of an existing meter that has other uses, so we are unable to distinguish the use. additionally, some community gardens and nonprofits simply do not go forward because they have not got the capital to deal with the installation. they can pay for the water, but the meter cost is a hard point. the legislation would set aside $100,000 with an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each award. the awards would not actually be cash for the entity. it would be funding within the puc to install the meters and related service items. there is a program laid out here where we would get applications. and move forward with installing meters as appropriate. >> do we have the staff employed already? do we have staff employed to do this already. was this part of our budget? >> we have staff that administers various grant programs. this was another simple one that we would just add into that. commissioner moran: the meters that we are installing -- are we creating new customers or new accounts? >> yes, there would be an account for each meter. commissioner moran: if i put a big garden in my back yard
. special report on the very young who is being shipped from the heat -- uganda to the uk for use in witchcraft. and taking a shortcut -- one marathon runner from the 26 miles a bit too much, butangt the bus certainly helped. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also or around the globe. there is heavy fighting in libya denied as troops of the national libyan council push hard into the city intosirte. fighters in the gaddafi stronghold have put up surprisingly fierce resistance, but now, according to bbc reporters who are with forces of the government, there are only a few streets still left in the hands of gaddafi loyalists. >> a war that has lasted nine months across libya has come down to a few streets and suburbs in colonel gaddafi cozy home town. the fighting on the streets of sirte is ferocious and intense. the town is being pummeled and pounded into submission. a place gaddafi favored above all others in libya flattened block by block. after a battle that lasted more than a week, this day began with soldiers from the new government loading their ammunition belts for
find out how you can help. visit us at uso.org. the uso. until every one comes home. >>> terror alert. americans are warned to be warned. sit down, show down. republican presidential candidates go after herman cain as mitt romney wins a key endorsement. >>> the road to recovery. months after a brutal beating in l.a., a san francisco giants fan finally leaves the hospital. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 12th, 2011. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> the state department i should a worldwide travel alert overnight warning americans of potential terror attacks sponsored by iran, this follows a spoiled terror plot. an alleged murder for hire plan targeting the saudi baeambassad to the united states on soil. one is arrested and one is on the run. susan mcginnis is in washington with details on this. good morning, susan. what is the latest. >> reporter: this has stunned washington. just simply the idea that iran would solicit the murder for high from a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador and has all levels of the u.s. gov
in connection with the plot. one of them a u.s. citizen. let's go "out front". >>> senior administration official tells me this was international murder for hire. here's what we have been told. two men charged in an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabiian ambassador to the united states. both are iranian. one is also a naturalized u.s. citizen, who's in custody and identified as 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar. manssor arbabsiar appeared in a federal courthouse in downtown manhattan this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, manssor arbabsiar planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter saying "if the hundred go with him, exbest metive them." . the plot is a work of intrigue. manssor arbabsiar met with a dea member posing as a member of one of mexico's biggest violent drug cartels. it got them to agree to assassinate the ambassador for $1.5 million. he planned to pursue an attack on the israeli embassy in washington. with h
iranian men are suspected in connection with the plot. one of them a u.s. citizen. let's go "out front". >>> senior administration official tells me this was international murder for hire. here's what we have been told. two men charged in an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabiian ambassador to the united states. both are iranian. one is also a naturalized u.s. citizen, who's in custody and identified as 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar. manssor arbabsiar appeared in a federal courthouse in downtown manhattan this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, manssor arbabsiar planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter saying "if the hundred go with him, exbest metive them." . the plot is a work of intrigue. manssor arbabsiar met with a dea member posing as a member of one of mexico's biggest violent drug cartels. it got them to agree to assassinate the ambassador for $1.5 million. he planned to pursue an attack on the israeli e
these agreements because this -- quote -- "increased the revenue that will help us meet increased expenses and help us ensure our family farm will be there to pass on to my kids," according to to her who she said would be the sixth generation of farmers in her family. barbara wilson noted that agriculture fuels the economy in our small town of mexico, missouri. she told me that the passage of these free trade agreements would lead to an increased demand for our corn, soybeans and stressed that when the agricultural economy is good, the economy in our small town benefits. and that means increased jobs in all sectors of that small-town economy. brian hammonds in stockton, missouri, told me significant government trade barriers are hurting his attempts to compete and develop markets for american black walnuts which are harvested by hand in missouri and other midwestern states. brian noted that if these trade deals pass, our company could buy more black walnuts from thousands of people in missouri and 11 other states providing cash to those rural areas. and even more importantly, the increased producti
that crosses our desk on a daily basis that teaches us really what we are -- adversaries may be are thinking about. technologies or other capacities they really do have and what do we need to do to and large or maximize our ability to prevent something from occurring and our ability to respond and recover as quickly as possible. those things are happening simultaneously. lastly -- the department of homeland security has been the largest reorganization of the federal government since the creation of the department of defense. it has been immense. it is not until you are in it that you realize how our immense it actually is. as that reorganization has occurred it impacts other participants in the so-called interagency because for example the department of homeland security has a huge international footprint and we are negotiating international agreements all the time and we have people stationed in 75 countries around the world today. that culture which is relatively post 9/11 where ministers of the interior, homeland security secretary have their own international pathways to communicate and
currency bill. when it was discussed that these bills would be brought to the floor, many of us said we shouldn't even be considering these bills. 6,000 for colombia, perhaps 70,000 for korea, maybe 1,000 for panama. 77,000 jobs, that's significant. if in fact those numbers really bear out. let's assume they do for a moment. we are making a big deal out of 77,000 jobs which are a big deal, but how much bigger a deal is it to say we are ignoring the fact that we are losing over one million jobs per year because of the china man national park plays of their currency? the distinguished speaker has said if we push this bill, we will start a trade war with china. my, have i heard that song before. many of us have been fighting for a better relationship with china in terms of our trade relationship, and for at least two decades we have been fighting for opening of our markets to china to stop the piracy of our intellectual property, the list goes on. but this manipulation of currency, ok, the speaker says we are going to start a trade war, 20 years ago when we started this debate following ti
for his safety. there have been acts of kindness. >> thank you so much for joining us. the u.s. secretary of state calls it a dangerous escalation, a senior u.s. centers said it may be an act of war. the alleged iranian plot to kill the saudi ambassador to washington had american officials fuming today. hillary clinton also warned the government will be held accountable. the u.s. has charged two iranians. >> this is the organization at the heart of the u.s. allegations. iran's revolutionary guards corps. it is the most powerful institution in iran. inside the guard corp. is a smaller group, special operations. americus says that this man, manssor arbabsiar, has admitted being hired by the force to carry out a first ever attack inside the united states. >> it is an outrageous act and the iranians will have to be held accountable. when you see the case presented, you will find there is compelling evidence for the assertion been made from local sources. >> his -- here is the target of the plot. saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states, adel al-jubeir. and theburden of proof hama amount
] >> thank you so much. also, michael brier, thank you for joining us. we're almost there, folks. but we have an important person i want to invite to the podium. the friends of the library to an amazing job of raising funds at the community level to ensure all of the furniture, technology, and everything else is in place. let's give a round of applause to the executive director of friends of the library. donna? [applause] >> good morning, everyone. so pleased to be here. not only not but last me -- not but -- last and not least, but last but most important. this community has done such a beautiful job envisioning this library, what is important, how it needs to work into the priorities of their community. i want to thank all of these kids in the red t-shirts. [applause] they are here, exemplifying why the rest of us are here. we are so excited to see the day when you come rushing in and pick up those brand new books off the shelves. it will be a great day. so many of you have participated and given your wisdom and vision. we want to thank everyone of you. we have a great committee working on
to washington. u.s. officials say the people -- say the plot was conceived and directed from iran. they arrested two men with links to the iranian government. in response, iran embassadors accused the u.s. of politically motivated warmongering. >> the alleged plot was to kill this man, the long serving saudi ambassador to washington. it sounded like fiction, but the polis all too real, said this u.s. official. >> individuals from this country saw to conspire with a drug- craft -- a drug trafficking cartel in another country to assassinate a u.s. official on a -- on u.s. soil. it reads like a script, but it was very real and many lives would have been lost. >> there was no hesitation about who was to blame. senior members of the president's cabinet pointed the finger at iran. >> this was conceived, sponsored, and directed from iran. it flagrantly and violated international law. >> washington was one place the ambassador could have been bombed. the aman -- the man's body was firing a mexican drug cartel to carry out the hit, but he was talking to an fbi investigator. there would have been hundreds
with us. >> erin, it's wonderful to be with you. thank you. >> let me start with vice president biden this morning on abc. he was talking about the terror plot, he said it was an outrageous act and the iranians will have to be held accountable. if you were president, would military action be on the table? >> if i was president, i wouldn't have taken my eye off the number one issue in the middle east, which is iran obtaining nuclear weapons. the problem with the obama administration is they have put significant daylight between israel and the united states from day one of the obama presidency. the president unfortunately sent signals of weakness and focused on israel building apartments on their own land as opposed to iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. that's been the problem. when you have a nation that's a hostile nation, seeing the united states from a point of weakness, that can lead to actions that are absolutely heinous like we're seeing today. >> does it seem like there's a lot of confusion or uncertainty how high this goes in the iranian government, if it really goes to the top a
, listen to us at 90.1 fm. across the country on xm satellite radio channel 119. and on our iphone and blackberry apps. c-span radio, another public service created by the nation's cable television industry and now in our 15th year. >> the senate finance committee yesterday approved free trade agreements with south korea, panama and colombia setting the stage for votes in the full house and senate later today. supporters expect the trade deals to boost u.s. exports by $13 billion a year. this markup meeting is an hour. >> the meeting will come to order. the committee will come to order to consider bills to implement three trade agreements, the united states, colombia promotion agreement, the united states panama trade promotion agreement and the united states korea trade agreement. and appoint three nominees michael punke ambassador of the world trade organization, islam siddiqui to be chief agriculture negotiator at the office of the u.s. trade representative and paul piquado to be assistant secretary of commerce and david johansson to be a member of the united states interna
attack to assassinate -- the saudidor to the a ambassador to the u.s. >> the justice department is accusing two already agents to assassinate the saudi ambassador. >> it reads like the pages of a hollywood script. the impact would have been real. many lives would have been lost. >> the plot -- a 21-page complaint. manssor arbabsiar and gholam shakuri are charged with murder for hire and conspiracy to commit terrorism. eric holder says a special forces unit is behind the scene. >> this was sponsored and was directed from ciran. >> authorities say manssor arbabsiar posed as a member of the mexican drug cartel. they planned on bombing the saudi arabian embassy in washington because they had no regard for their intended victim or for innocent citizens that might have been hurt or killed in this attempted assassination. >> the assassination plot was meant to be the first in a series of attacks. he would not go into detail about the other planned attacks. nikole killion reporting in washington. >> dutch ruppersberger released a statement saying the alleged plot crosses the line in ira
not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. stories. some say a map [music] hello, i'm ivette torres, and welcome to another edition of the road to recovery . today we'll be talking about treatment and recovery in behavioral health for individuals with a disability. joining us in our panel today are dr. h. westley clark, director, center of substance abuse treatment, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland. john de miranda, ex
is recognized. mr. filner: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the bill before us sponsored by congressman walz would ensure that men and women of our national guard and reserve receive the distinction of being called veterans. it is a simple thing but it is denied them. representative walz introduced them in the last congress and didn't clear the senate so we have to try again. our guard and reserve comprise a large component of those called to serve and those changing dynamics need to be incorporated. this bill strikes the desired balance and full supporter of the bill and i would yield to the author of the bill, congressman walz as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. walz: thank you to the ranking member as well as being a staunch supporter of this and other legislation to secure the rights and benefits for our veterans and i thank mr. runyan for his support on this and other bills and appreciate all the things that are moving today. special thank you to chairman miller, majority leader and majority whip wh
>> pelley: tonight, the u.s. takes aim at iran over the alleged assassination plot. >> iran must be held accountable for its actions. >> pelley: norah o'donnell on what actions the u.s. might take. attention, holiday air travelers-- expect fewer seats and higher prices. ben tracy on operation hackerazzi, the f.b.i. arrests a man accused of hacking into the personnel e-mail accounts of hollywood celebrities. and dewey bozella wouldn't let a terrible injustice defeat him. now he's fighting for his dream. >> don't let nobody tell you what you can do, and that's what i'm doing. i'm letting my dream come to reality. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama slapped new sanctions on iran today, and the white house said there could be more to come. all of that in response to that alleged plot to assassination saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. the administration is consulting with allies all around the world. u.s. officials insist that the iranian government was behind the plot. norah o'donnell is
by young males. the juvenile justice department gives us the opportunity of changing people. there is a big difference. in the rare case, somebody has a long history has more crimes of that nature. she is acting as an adult. >> generally, i am opposed, but there are times where you have cases where you have a juvenile and adult committing crimes. we had a case involving a german tourist late last year that we are prosecuting now, where the evidence would of been compromised if we have a slick, -- prosecution. >> i will not direct file under any circumstances. he evidence is clear that trying juvenile as adults does not make us safer. juvenile the good of the adult system and do much worse when they come back out and have much higher rates of recidivism. there are cases that are. we should go to the judge in the very rare cases where we want to bring a juvenile to an adult court. the probation department and the public defender can weigh in on other options. i will not direct file under any circumstances. >> my first language was vietnamese. and that i learned english. i can't follow the log
pay for all those programs. without them the country collapses. >> sean: thanks for being with us. see you tomorrow. >> greta: tonight a blockbuster night in new hampshire. can it fire into the hot race for president. mr. herman cain is on the stage and they are going to be right here to ought record. you don't want to miss that. >>> this is a fox news alert. a scorching defeat for the jobs bill. senate voted to kill the $447 billion jobs packet. things have been heated in the senate. earlier today a different kind of action in the senate. it was chaos. anti-war protestors demonstrate in the office building. capitol police arrested half a dozen demonstrators. frustrated americans say they are fed up with war and the economy. so what is next on the front? now that the bill has failed. >> we expected the bill to pass. >> it didn't pass and it's not a big surprise it didn't pass given the fact we have to remember this president has brought us $800 billion in stimulus, 4 trillion dollars in debt and that has brought the unemployment. the president's job bill would have gave us more of the
a secondary use at this point. we could have that as one of the values that we look to. president vietor: commissioner moran? commissioner moran: in general, what you want to do. the rate for san franciscans. we went very heavily for that. what the practice is or the intent for that piece of land. the francisco reservoir is classic. there are some who would like to see the neighborhood park. those are just very difficult things to sort through. what does it mean to have a policy? if we set out a very broad policy, saying in general we want to make money for the land that we have, and that the community-oriented projects that we want, to the degree possible, put on economically not viable land. it takes a supermajority note -- vote? we could adopt something that says that. just as we have something for analysis. there could be another one. where does this violate policy? and what policies speak to this? so there are a variety of things that we could do with it, but it is tempting to throw up your hands and do it on a case by case basis. but it also puts it in a horrible position, where ev
by the proponents to dispel the misinformation and 105 by those of us who are opposed to these job-killing trade agreements. that's fair. 165 on their side, 105 on our side because their arguments are honest -- our arguments are honest and theirs aren't. that is how things break around here. that's clengy debate. let's talk about colombia. in colombia the average income is $3,200. think of all the u.s. manufactured goods those colombians are going to buy with $3,200 of income. whoa. thousands of americans go to work. does that remind you of the myth about nafta? no, this is about yet one more platform to get an access of abused labor, unorganized labor under colombian law, to provide -- to send goods back to the united states of america. mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds. mr. defazio: i thank the gentleman. and then there's the issue of, yes, we will get some moring a kilt exports. insignificant to our industry. won't employ any americans. may employ some more people who are in this country to harvest the crop. but it will cut dramatically into the principle form of em
have an accident at warren road and beaver dam road. use extra caution. nothing major on the j.f.x. in to town. we had an overnight vehicle crash westbound. in the westbound direction, watch for delays from stevensville in towards the bay bridge. the north side is moving well. the rest of the major roadways are in good shape at this hour. this is 50 at sandy point. westbound traffic and we're seeing a lot of a volume leftover from that accident. this is traffic near belair road in the northeast corner of the beltway, very light at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the search is on for a new baltimore county school superintendent. >> some controversy over whether dr. joe hairston decided to step down voluntarily. jennifer franciotti is live with more. good morning. >> dr. hairston's contract is up in june so the board has about nine months to find a replacement. he made the board president aware of his decision to leave. search forunced the its replacement will begin immediately. >> i have established a committee to institute and to begin to institute the sea
bridge early this wednesday morning. it is october 12th, 2011 now. glad you're with us bright and early at 5:00 a.m. maybe not so bright but dim early this morning. good morning. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's say good morning to tony perkins. he is in with the latest on a rainy, rainy day today. >> yes, we'll see some showers today. let's take a look at hd radar. you can see already this morning where we are seeing shower activity. it is just scattered around the region, all around the washington area, down to our south. not everybody is getting rain but there are showers scattered around. that is kind. the way it will be through the course of date today. it won't rain constantly all day long in any one location but there will be periods of rain. let's take a look at the temperatures. a mild start to the day. 65degrees right now here in washington. 63 at dulles airport. 64 in baltimore. fredericksburg is at 64. hags are up two, you are at 59 degrees this morning. forecast for today look like this. plenty of clouds around. a little bit coole
morning news" for wednesday, october 12th, 2011. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> the state department i should a worldwide travel alert overnight warning americans of potential terror attacks sponsored by iran, this follows a spoiled terror plot. an alleged murder for hire plan targeting the saudi baeambassad to the united states on soil. one is a f the u.s. government reacting and the talk now here is what -- federal officials are warning americans at home and abroad to be on the lookout for possible tryst attacks. the state department issued the alert late last night as justice revealed they had spoiled an alleged plot for the assassination to the united states. they say manssor arbabsiar and another man planned to use explosives to kill abel al jubeir at a restaurant in washington, d.c. he hired a hitman he thought worked for a mexican drug cartel but was a d.e.a. agent. >> these individuals had no regard for their intended victim, no regard for innocent citizens who might have been hurt or killed in this attempted assassination. >> reporter: fbi arrested
, in fact, a u.s. informant. >> so, an iranian plot to kill a saudi ambassador using mexican drug traffickers bringing terror to washington. authorities here admit it sounds like a hollywood script, but the final act is still unfolding. in response, the u.s. treasury has imposed sanctions on four senior members of the revolutionary guard. washington will use this case to further isolate tehran diplomatically. >> we will be consulting with our friends and partners around the world about how we can send a very strong message that this kind of action, which violates international norms, must be ended. >> the iranian authorities have dismissed the allegations as a fabrication, war mongering propaganda by america. a broken relationship is suddenly even more challenged. steve kingston, bbc news, washington. >> now to a name which reverberates through israel. gilad shalit, the young soldier kidnapped by hamas five years ago and whose release has been a battle of political wills ever since. well, now, the israeli prime minister, netanyahu, says his freedom has been secured. he'll be back
correspondent in jerusalem. what can you tell us about this deal? do you know anything else? >> one needs to be cautious. tonight, there are several positive signs. according to the israeli media, they could have a position by tonight's. there are expected to get authority. there and several meetings over the past few days with egypt. israel seems to have a very important role in all of this. from what we know now, 1000 prisoners should be released in several stages. these are a high-profile prisoners. it is not clear which names are on the list. >> why is this development coming? >> it would be necessary to see the details of who made the concession. the media on both sides seem to have been more flexible on the issues. i expect the hamas leaders to profit from this, especially the military, because of all the changes in hamas lately. the initiative of abbas and the west bank leadership has gotten a lot of international attention. they have been under pressure from the israeli public to find a solution for a long time. the call this blood on their hands. there is a majority who once him
forward an approach on property that the puc owned, there is a secondary use opportunity and ways that can be consistent with other efforts that are underway by the larger city family with city property and food growing that we wanted to come today with this item. so, we're asking you to take action to direct the general manager to conduct a feasibility assessment for food growing on two sides that are owned by the puc. college hill reservoir, which is a what the deputy city manager showed on his presentation, and the southeast treatment plant, which is another side that he shared, and the goal is to have an agriculture program on these two sides. at the workshop earlier demonstrated, cpuc owns a range of property. the commission is responsible for managing these properties for the benefit of the rate payers. they all come back for approval by the commission. the proposed pilot program to advance the city goals with sustainable food production. in july of 2009, the mayor of san francisco issued a general order, which has them take action consistent with the goal francisco. it required all
us all to figure out with the mayor's office, how we could put together a real state of financial support and strength to make sure the that the asian could move forward. they responded. not only with an agreement going forward, but with this idea of branding which came out of the number of ideas of how the nation can make sure it is appealing to an even broader audience, making sure that its wells, richness, not only in this place -- we have a lovely room like this for actual performances that are consistent with the asian culture. as you know, some 20,000 kids get invited to come through these halls to learn and see the exhibits. i am very excited about the next exhibit. i know the bali exhibit here will have international flavor. with this opening, with this brand name, i want to think the board of directors, the foundation. jay hsu and your work with the city. the supervisors, charlotte, the arts commission, and our controller, for coming together at this time to allow our asian to give an even bigger appeal to an international audience. i think you will find this brand not on
was conceived, sponsored, and directed from iran, according to u.s. officials who announced they had broken up the alleged scheme and arrested two men with links to the iranian government. attorney general eric holder vowed iran would be held accountable. our north america editor mark mardell has the details. >> the alleged plot was to kill this man, the saudi ambassador to washington, high in the councils of the saudi family. the head of the f.b.i. said it sounded like fiction, but the plot was all too real. >> individuals from one country sought to conspire with a drug trafficking cartel in another country to assassinate a foreign official on the united states soil. i know it reads like the pages of a hollywood script. the impact would have been very real, and many lives would have been lost. >> there was no hesitation about who was to blame. the senior member of president obama's cabinet pointed the finger straight at iran. >> this conspiracy was conceived, sponsored, and directed from iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and international law. >> this is the saudi embassy in w
escalating with a subpoena targeting the u.s. attorney general, eric holder. and herman cain is blasted by his rivals over a so-called 999 tax plan. we'll show you what it would really do. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we're following new developments in the alleged iranian terror plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. among the latest, the u.s. has slapped sanctions on an iranian airline it says provided materials support for the plot. in tehran, the foreign ministry is protesting the allegations to a swiss diplomat in tehran. switzerland represents the two countrie countries. saudi officials are blasting iran over the plot. prince turkey, the former saudi intelligence chief, the former chief in washington warning, i'm quoting, someone in iran is going to have to pay the price. we're also digging deeper into the american citizen charged in the case. lisa siylvester has been investigating. >> the 56-year-old is the man investigators say is at the center of this plot and authorities are describing him a
president joe biden what steps the u.s. is ready to take now against iran. >>> mitt romney looks like the republican frontrunner, once again, with a key endorsement from governor chris christie and a confident display at last night's gop debate. >> the american people in a financial crisis they're in, they need someone who can create jobs and i do. >> more from the republican showdown in new hampshire early this wednesday morning, october showdown in new hampshire early this wednesday morning, october 12th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "early show" here on a wednesday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. the new terror warning. this after the arrest of a u.s. citizen accused of plotting iran's first terror attack on american soil. bob orr is in washington this morning with the very latest for us. bob, good morning. >> good morn, erica. a bombshell case signaling new trouble with iran. the obama administration is accusing iranian agents of financing a scheme to deliver a top saudi diplomat inside the u.s. the plot targeting saudi's ambassador to
who has one of these things to please turn it off, put it on silent or vibrate for us. that would be very helpful. mr. mayor? >> thank you. thanks, everyone. welcome to the second meeting of this year for our disaster council and, again, i want to signal my appreciation and i know supervisor chiu, our board president who's here today, is also welcoming of everyone here today to focus on national awareness month. we recognize events happen all over the world, not only new zealand, not only japan but what we all kind of felt the weird earthquake on the east coast, it's still a constant reminder our percentages are going higher here as years go by that we have to be even more ready. i want to signal a very, very clear appreciation for the departments that anne is working with, your level of cooperation from our fire to police. but every other department and then as importantly, our utilities and our agencies that we're working together with as well. nonprofit world are just as important. it's my intention and goal in working with the board of supervisors to make sure everyone is prep
around the world. u.s. officials insist that the iranian government was behind the plot. norah o'donnell is at the white house with the latest. norah. >> reporter: scott, tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton said iran must be held accountable for what she called a reckless act that the u.s. will not tolerate. >> this plot was a flagrant violation of international and u.s. law and a dangerous escalation of the iranian government's long-standing use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism. >> reporter: secretary clinton said the plot was directed by elements of the iranian government, including the deadly quds force, an elite secret branch of the iranian military. it was a brazen murder-for-hire plot right out of a spy novel where an iranian-born u.s. citizen wanted to hire a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador. the details are so bizarre, some u.s. officials said it looked like the work of amateurs. >> i would be careful about calling this a sloppy operation or amateurish or cowboyish. >> reporter: michigan republican mike rogers chairs the house int
the quds force. >> we will ask vice president joe biden what steps the u.s. is ready to take now against iran. >>> mitt romney looks like the republican front-runner once again with a key endorsement from governor chris christie and a confident display at last night's gop debate. >> the american people in the kind of financial crisis they are in, they know someone who knows how to create jobs and i do. >> we will he show you more from the republican presidential debate from new hampshire "early" this wednesday morning, october 12th 2011. >> good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >>> after the arrest of a u.s. citizen accused of plotting iran's first-ever terror attack on american soil. cbs news accordance bob orr is in washington with us with the very latest. >> as you say, it's a bombshell case signaling serious new trouble with iran. the obama administration now is accusing iranian agents of planning and financing a scheme to assassinate a top saudi ambassador in the united states. they say the plot to kill saudi ambassador to the u.s. >> this conspiracy was directed from i
>>> this morning we're finding out what's next after u.s. officials bust open an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. >>> an outrageous scene out of oklahoma. dozens of prisoners forced to give up after they're tear gassed during a rye on the. >>> and millions of iphone users will soon be able to cut the cord officially. we'll tell you what that means. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, october 12th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello live from new york. the obama administration could spell out tough new action today against iran in response to an alleged iranian plot to murder saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. two men have now been charged including an iranian-american. one of the men still at large. attorney general eric holder spells out the charges against them. >> the united states is committed to holding iran accountable for its actions. they're charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and conspiracy to commit an act of international terror
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